Protesters Frustrate Travelers In Philly

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Philadelphia – A relativity small group of protesters are causing havoc for travelers at the Philadelphia Airport today, Sunday, January 29, 2017.  The group says that they are protesting President Trump reinstituting former President Obama’s 2011 travel ban on immigration from country’s that support terrorism.

In 2011 former President Obama’s State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months after finding that some terrorist had slipped into the  U.S. as refugees.

ABC NEWS – Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky — who later admitted in court that they’d attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq — prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known as IEDs, for other suspected terrorists’ fingerprints.

As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.

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One frustrated flyer sent a Tweet to the Septa Police Chief saying: “Where is my right to catch my flight?I fly Tuesday.Are you paying for hotels and change fees or nah? This is the last straw.STOPIT”

The chief responded by telling the woman that she doesn’t a constitutional right to catch a flight.

Social media shows heavy traffic but the police chief is telling us that Departure Road is still open.

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Airport Traffic Backed Up (Click To Enlarge)

 

Image Credits: SEPTA

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